Welcome to the online home of Victoria Samek and her recording and publishing companies Clarinet & Saxophone Classics.
Founded in 1992 by acclaimed clarinetist Victoria Samek, Clarinet & Saxophone Classics celebrates the single reed in all its richness and diversity.
Started as a unique specialist label devoted to releasing top quality recordings by the finest artists of today on modern and period instruments, as well as sympathetically restored historical recordings of great figures from the past supported by informative notes. Clarinet & Saxophone Classics has expanded into publications representing foremost composers of today as well as younger generation composers. With a commitment to rare repertoire, Clarinet & Saxophone Classics Publications also promotes a series of sensitively transcribed gems from the Baroque and Romantic period.
She is supported by a dedicated team including recording producer and photographer Simon Weir of Classical Media, Hannah Whale of Fruition who looks after artwork and design for all printed and booklet material. Following the new branding artwork originated by Paul Rodger. This website is maintained and run by Steve Bingham, who additionally gives technical tuition, enabling Victoria to take on regular updates. Lucy Nora and Olivia Wild assist the running of social media and publicity campaigns.
Having created her own brand, Samek Music, Victoria is committed to excellence through recordings, publications and learning and coaching resources. Autumn 2020 will see the launch of Playing with Science a lecture recital which will inspire and engage audiences introducing her ground breaking practice and performance process. Samek Music is dedicated to the clarinet and saxophone, giving a focus for the wonderful world of the single reed.